West Region

Craig Releford

Branch Manager - Oakland

West Region

Craig, a Bay Area local, brings 20 years of construction and management experience, with a focus on pipeline infrastructure solutions. A veteran of the United States Air Force, he has demonstrated the ability to create value on his projects, increase team efficiency, and earn the trust and repeat business of his project owners.

He began his work in the industry as an Operations Manager/Lead Project Manager for a pipeline services company that provided solutions to rehabilitate, maintain and strengthen aging infrastructure, especially pipelines in the wastewater, water, energy, mining and refining industries. In that position he led the implementation of an organizational change that resulted in increased crew productivity and grew monthly revenue to $1.2 million. He went on to serve as a Project Manager for two additional pipeline construction and rehabilitation contractors, working on projects valued up to $13 million and sharing his unique gifts of efficiency and high performance.

Prior to joining AIMS, Craig served as the Northwest District Manager for Nor-Cal Pipeline Services West, located in Sacramento. In this role he directly managed and supported over $10 million annually in construction and service projects for Northern California. His contracts included extensive master service agreements for municipalities.

His specific responsibilities included providing hydro-excavation, CCTV, cleaning of small to large diameter pipe, CIPP lining, manhole rehabilitation, lateral lining, confined space entry and pipeline excavation services.

Craig has an extensive working knowledge of all hardware and software used for pipeline video inspections. He is well-versed in the industry’s common devices, such as:




• Radio frequency devices

• Sonde devices

His software experience allows him to accommodate all deliverable requirements:


• Granite

• WinCan

• ITpipes

• Pipelogix  

Special training (certifications and accreditation):

• BS - Focus in Human Factors Engineering, United States Air Force Academy

• Information Management Officer School, USAF

• Communications Officer School, USAF

• OSHA 30-Hour Training

• OSHA - Confined Space Entry Training